CONCERT: BOBBY McFERRIN, a 10-time Grammy Award winner, is performing in Bratislava on May 17, more than 20 years after his last concert in Slovakia. One of the world's best-known vocal innovators and improvisers, who has sold more than 20 million records, McFerrin was one of the first modern artists to perform recitals without accompaniment. The creator of the song Don't Worry, Be Happy, he has cooperated with such music stars as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Yo-Yo Ma, using his four-octave range to reach beyond musical genres and stereotypes. During his shows, McFerrin never fails to charm his public with his enthusiasm and charisma. The concert takes place at the Sibamac Arena (the National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6, starting at 20:00. Tickets cost between Sk1,490 and Sk1,990. For more information, visit www.bobbymcferrin.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Musical Mosaic - The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra presents a concert organised in cooperation with the International Holland Music Sessions. Emmanuel Bernard, David Jacob and Matej Arendárik perform works by Poulenc, Chausson, Beethoven, Janáček and Liszt.
Starts: May 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk140. Small Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Palackého 2. Tel: 02/5920-8233.
LIVE MUSIC: Jon Regen - American jazz pianist and singer Jon Regen performs with his trio during their European tour to promote his new album, Let It Go.
Starts: May 14, 20:00. Admission: Sk200. Nu Spirit Bar, Medená 16. Tel: 0905/865-566.
BALLET: Ky-Time - The Slovak National Theatre premieres several works by choreographers Jiří Kylián, Mário Radačovský and Lukáš Timulák as an homage to Jiří Kylián, the renowned choreographer and former artistic director of the Nederlans Dans Theater.
Starts: May 16-17, 19:00. Admission: Sk200-Sk400. The Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova 17. Tel: 02/5778-2543.
EXHIBITION: Sain Bain Uu Mng - Slovak photographers Mária Martiniaková and Richard Kardhordó present Mongolia as seen through their camera lenses. An original Mongolian yurt forms a part of the exhibition.
Open: 9:00-21:00, May 16-21. Admission: free. Aupark Shop-
ping Centre, Einsteinova 18.
EXHIBITION: No Comment - This display presents the best pictures and caricatures that appeared in the Slovak press illustrating how Slovak journalists perceived the most important events of last year.
Open: Mon-Sun 11:00-19:00 until May 25. Admission: free. Open Gallery, Baštová 5. www.ncsu.sk.
LIVE MUSIC: Juraj Burian Band - Jazz singer Juraj Burian tours Slovak towns with Norwegian bass guitarist Per Mathisen and German percussionist Johan Svensson.
Starts: May 12, 20:30. Admission: Sk100. Londoner Pub, Mostná 26. Tel: 0908/858-525.
FESTIVAL: Trdlofest - The festival of trdelník, a local sweet speciality that the EU has certified as originating from this western Slovak town, opens the summer season with a baking competition, eating contest, wine tasting, music and many other activities.
Starts: May 17, 10:00. Admission: Sk50-Sk150. Venues across Skalica. Tel: 034/6645-341, www.trdlofest.sk.
HISTORICAL TOURNA-MENTS: Normani - The artistic group Normani presents historical knight tournaments with horses at Trenčín Castle.
Runs: May 17-June 15, Tue-Fri 11:00, Sat, Sun 15:00. Admission: Sk60 (children),
Sk80 (adults). Trenčín Castle's southern fortification walls.
FESTIVAL: Fantasy Festival - The 17th international biennial competitive exhibition of children's works formally opens. The jury evaluated more than 15,500 pieces of art from 26 countries and awarded 65 young artists.
Starts: May 16, 14:00. Admission: free. The Turiec Gallery, Daxnerova 2. www.turiecgallery.sk.
FOLKLORE: Slovak Triptych - Slovak national folklore dance ensemble Lúčnica performs its new programme the Slovak Triptych, which presents the life of Slovak shepherds, craftsmen and peasants.
Starts: May 16, 19:00. Admission: Sk290. Europa Culture Centre, Námestie Slobody 3.
Tel: 048/4156-076, www.europacc.eu.
DANCE: LORD OF THE DANCE, an award-winning international dance show, will stop in Košice during its European tour. Michael Flatley, creator and director of this unforgettable performance that has thrilled audiences around the world for decades, has managed to capture the hearts of all who experience the classic tale of good versus evil based on Irish folklore. More than 50 million people have already seen what was described by The Los Angeles Times as a "show-piece extravaganza". After its several successful appearances in Slovakia, organisers decided to add more performances to satisfy high demand. Two of them will be held at Košice's Steel Arena at Nerudova 12 on May 12, at 17:00 and 20:30. The dancers will then continue their tour by performing in Bratislava on May 14 at 17:00 and 20:30 in the Sibamac Arena (the National Tennis Centre) at Príkopova 6. Tickets cost between Sk690 and Sk1,990. For more information, see www.mickosice.sk.
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Ancient Music Concert - The Concerto Polacco baroque orchestra from Poland plays sacred music by Charpentier and Gorczycki. The event is organised as part of the 53rd Košice Spring Music Festival.
Starts: May 13, 19:00. Admission: Sk120. St Anthony of Padua Seminary Church, Hlavná 91. Tel: 055/6220-763, www.sfk.sk.
DANCE: European Quadrille Dance Festival - The organiser aims to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records by performing mass quadrille dancing simultaneously in dozens of cities throughout Europe.
Starts: May 16, 12:00. Hlavná Street. www.kosice.sk.
12. May 2008 at 0:00 | Prepared by Dominika Uhríková